SOBC Athlete Input Council

Providing important athlete insights on Special Olympics ideas and issues!
The members of the Special Olympics BC Athlete Input Council during a meeting on Zoom

Matthew Williams
AIC Chairman
SOBC – Langley athlete
Learn more about Matthew

Kendall Salanski
Region 1 representative
SOBC – Kimberley/Cranbrook athlete

Chris Harrington
Region 2 representative
SOBC – Kelowna athlete

Susan Wang
Region 3 representative
SOBC – Surrey athlete

Vincent Li
Region 4 representative
SOBC – Richmond athlete

Mathew Schmiing
Region 5 representative
SOBC – Vancouver athlete

Jake Hooper
Region 6 representative
Canadian Athlete Leadership Council member
SOBC – Comox Valley athlete
Learn more about Jake

Torben Schuffert
Region 7 representative
SOBC – Smithers athlete
Learn more about Torben

Marinka VanHage
Region 8 representative
SOBC – Prince George athlete

Ashley Adie
Board of Directors and Leadership Council member
SOBC – Campbell River athlete
Learn more about Ashley

SOBC staff support:

The SOBC Athlete Input Council advises SOBC on important ideas and issues. They gather and share feedback from fellow athletes.

The SOBC Athlete Input Council has athlete representatives from each Region around the province, serving two- or three-year terms (staggered to ensure continuity for the council). The council members all have Athlete Leadership experience from previous courses and roles.

All members of the SOBC community are welcome to contact their respective Regional representatives to share their suggestions and ask for Athlete Input Council feedback and leadership on Special Olympics initiatives and ideas!


The SOBC Athlete Input Council is expected to meet virtually five to six times a year.

Please click here for reports from their meetings